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The Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapons storage site located in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States.

The depot houses 2,611 tons (2,369 metric tons) of mustard agent in approximately 780,000 munitions, equivalent to about seven percent of the original chemical material stockpile of the United States.[1][2] The current course of action for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, included in the President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request, will allow for acceleration of the project schedule. After systemization and pilot testing of the facility, full-scale destruction operations are expected to begin in 2014 and to be complete by 2017. The plant will operate until all the chemical weapons have been destroyed. Closure activities (shut-down, dismantling, and restoration of site) are slated to be wrapped up by 2020. The plant will use neutralization with a hot caustic solution followed by bacterial biotreatment to destroy mustard agent. [3] This is far outside the deadline set by the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2012).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Montgomery, Jeff (September 14, 2006). "DuPont may take on more weapons waste". Delaware Online (Delaware News-Journal). Retrieved 2006-09-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - Colorado
  3. ^ ACWA Website

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Coordinates: 38°16′26″N 104°20′34″W / 38.27389°N 104.34278°W / 38.27389; -104.34278


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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:21:50 -0700

Photo - U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo Colorado, April 8, 2015 - + caption U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo Colorado, April 8, 2015 - In this image captured from a video feed, a Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP), ...

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:33:45 -0700

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:52:30 -0700

About 780,000 shells and mortar rounds filled with mustard agent are stored at the military-run Pueblo Chemical Depot, and all of them must be destroyed under a 1997 international law. "You can't be too safe about what we're doing here," said Thomas ...

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Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:17:02 -0700

The news being reported is that the 23,000-acre Pueblo Chemical Depot has begun to destroy mustard agent, as in the agent in mustard gas. Workers at the depot are disassembling two-foot-long steel mortars, or mini missile-like munitions, and safely ...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:55 -0700

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:26:15 -0700

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Wed, 04 Feb 2015 02:31:52 -0800

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:18:45 -0700

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